WALLA WALLA, Wash. - Emily Shubin, the leading rebounding on the Whitman College women's basketball team for the past two seasons, has been named to ESPN The Magazine's Academic All-District Second Team.
Shubin, a 5-foot-10 senior forward, is one of five players to earn second-team honors for women's basketball in the College Division of District VIII. The district includes all NCAA Div. II/Div. III and NAIA schools in the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, Hawaii, California, Utah, Nevada and Arizona, as well as British Columbia.
The College Sports Information Directors of America (Co-SIDA) administers the Academic All-America program, which is in its 57th year and has honored more than 14,000 students at all levels for all recognized NCAA sports.
Shubin, who played her prep ball at Bellevue (Wash.) High School, is averaging 7.9 rebounds per game this season, which ranks her fourth in the Northwest Conference in rebounding. She is No. 2 in the NWC in offensive rebounds.
A senior co-captain, Shubin also ranks fourth in the conference in field goal percentage. She is shooting an even 50 percent from the floor (69-138) while averaging 7.5 points per game as part of a balanced Whitman offense.
Shubin has led Whitman in rebounding in 18 games this season and has posted four double-doubles. She sparked a non-conference victory over Cascade College by combining 14 points with 15 rebounds.
Shubin led Whitman in rebounding during her junior season while playing primarily off the bench. Averaging 6.2 rebounds and 5.5 points, she finished that season on a strong note, topping Whitman in rebounding in six of its final eight games. She transferred to Whitman for her sophomore season, which was limited to 16 games by an ankle injury.
With four games remaining in the regular season, Shubin has three-year career numbers that include 370 rebounds, 347 points and 76 assists, most of which she collected over the past two seasons.
Whitman is 13-8 this season, which includes a 7-5 mark in the NWC. The Missionaries are one game behind Lewis & Clark College for the third and final conference playoff berth.
Shubin, who is majoring in psychology at Whitman, has a cumulative grade point average of 3.85 on a 4.0 scale. She is writing her senior thesis on the factors that contribute to effective preventative public health campaigns related to skin cancer. Her findings have been accepted for presentation at the Western Psychological Association's Undergraduate Conference later this spring.
Last summer and fall, Shubin assisted Brooke Vick, a member of the Whitman psychology faculty, with research related to stigma and weight acceptance. Two summers ago, she interned at the National Eating Disorders Association in Seattle.
While at Whitman, Shubin served two semesters on the Student Athletic Advisory Council, volunteered in reading and mentoring programs at local elementary schools, and filled officer roles in her Delta Gamma sorority. After Whitman, she plans to pursue a doctoral degree in physical therapy.
Shubin is the daughter of Jane and Greg Shubin of Bellevue, Wash.